SHIEC Board Announces Appointment of Lisa Bari as Interim CEO
SHIEC also announces the election of new SHIEC Board Members for 2020-2021

Washington, DC (October 9, 2020) – The Board of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) has announced the appointment of Lisa Bari as Interim CEO for SHIEC while a national search for a permanent CEO is conducted. As of last week, Kelly Hoover Thompson is no longer with the organization.

Lisa Bari has been serving SHIEC as a policy and advocacy consultant since early 2020. Previously, Ms. Bari served as the health IT and interoperability lead at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Center and helped author the groundbreaking CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rule. She holds a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an MBA from Purdue University, and is a member of the Board of HealthCare Access Maryland.

“I am pleased to be joining SHIEC as Interim CEO at a very important time for America’s HIEs, Bari said. “Nonprofit, vendor-neutral HIEs support the health care data infrastructure, as evidenced by their work in the COVID-19 pandemic, facilitating data exchange for care coordination, and enabling value-based care. Looking forward, we expect that HIEs will play an important role in connecting states, providers, and patients to support nationwide immunization efforts.”

The value of America’s HIEs in advancing interoperability and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic was recognized with the recent grant awards from the LEAP in Health IT and STAR HIE programs. HIEs receiving grant awards include:

  • Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients, Inc. (CRISP) – a LEAP in Health IT grant award to develop and test data sharing functionality for health systems participating in the National Cardiovascular Disease Registries of the American College of Cardiology.
  • More information about the LEAP in Health IT Program is available here.
  • Georgia Health Information Network, Inc. (GaHIN) – a STAR HIE program award will support state public health to better access, share, and use electronic health information, especially data from populations underserved and/or disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Health Current (Arizona) – a STAR HIE program award will support the Arizona Department of Health Services by improving the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of hospital reporting of key COVID-19 healthcare data.
  • HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSX) – a STAR HIE program award will modernize the region’s pandemic response with the use of automated application programming interfaces (APIs).
  • Kansas Health Information Network, Inc. (KHIN) d/b/a KONZA – a STAR HIE program award will utilize health information exchange data to establish COVID registries for public health agencies, enhance traditional lab messages with HIE data to support COVID electronic lab reporting, and increase HIE participation for organizations providing care to large numbers of COVID patients.
  • Texas Health Services Authority and HASA – a STAR HIE program award will conduct a proof-of-concept pilot to demonstrate real-time, automated exchange of hospital capacity and other situational awareness data through APIs using HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®).
  • More information about the STAR HIE Program is available here.

SHIEC also announced the election of new members to the Board. Recently elected and re-elected members of the SHIEC Board as of October 1, 2020 include:

  • Angie Bass, CEO, Midwest Health Connection (re-elected)John Kansky, President & CEO, Indiana Health Information Exchange
  • David Kendrick, MD, CEO, MyHealth Access Network (re-elected)
  • Dan Paoletti, CEO, Ohio Health Information Partnership
  • Todd M. Rogow, President & CEO, Healthix

These new Board members join the following Board members currently serving staggered three-year terms:

  • Jaime Bland, CEO, Nebraska Health Information Initiative
  • Dan Chavez, Executive Director, San Diego Health Connect
  • Doug Dietzman, Senior Executive VP, Michigan Health Information Network
  • Kate Horle, COO, CORHIO
  • Melissa Kotrys, CEO, Health Current
  • Dan Porreca, Executive Director, HEALTHeLINK
  • Dick Thompson, Executive Director & CEO, Quality Health Network


The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) is the national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs) and their strategic business and technology partners.  SHIEC member HIEs enable the secure exchange of patient information to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of health care locally, regionally, and nationally. SHIEC includes 81 HIE organizations that together cover more than 95% of the United States population. SHIEC advocates on behalf of the member organizations to ensure their needs are represented in nationwide conversations about critical healthcare issues, including health IT, health data sharing, and stewardship.

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